Lynn Grabhorn and the Challenge of Acting on Great Advice

Someone sent me an interesting email the other day about Lynn Grabhorn’s advocacy of the Law of Attraction. Dayna wrote to say that sometimes she finds it very hard to “tune in” and make herself feel good. She said that she can go for days without zoning in and allowing her wants, and reminded me that Lynn called this flatlining.

Dayna went on to say that the minute she does tune back in, good stuff happens fast. She also said that it’s hard to hold on to it for long, not because she feels low, but because it’s just plain hard to stay at the right level of feeling. (I hope I’ve quoted you accurately, Dayna).

I agree. I’ve experienced something similar on many occasions and it reminds me of an obvious fact that’s easy to forget: Just because we accept and believe in a particular philosophy doesn’t mean it’s easy to put it into action.

As well as providing more proof that “Excuse Me” techniques work, Dayna’s email also reminded me that Lynn’s solution to flatlining was her “flip-switch” method. In her 30 day program, she advocated writing down 30 things you like about yourself so that you can flip your attention to one of them when you get stuck in negativity. Have you ever tried writing that many good things about yourself? It’s worth taking the time to do it because, unless I’m badly mistaken, you’ll rediscover a lot of qualities you’ve been overlooking.

Richard Bachman is another author I admire. Unlike Lynn, he writes fiction. In the foreword to his novel, Messiah’s Handbook, Reminders for the Advanced Soul, he writes about a handbook that you can use to get an answer to questions that are troubling you. You simply hold your question in mind, close your eyes, open the handbook at either a left or right page, open your eyes and read the answer. One day, while he’s flying his bi-plane, he uses the book to ask why his close friend had to die a senseless death. When he looks at the book it says, “Everything in this book may be wrong.” In rage and disappointment, he tosses the book out of the aircraft into a hay field.

20 years later, a farmer’s son returns the book to him, having discovered it even though the hay field had been ploughed over many times. This time, Richard asks the book why it came back to him. It answers as follows: Every person, all the events of your life, are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.

It’s fiction, but it provides a wonderful metaphor about the part the Law of Attraction can play in our lives. To me, it’s about how our beliefs always come back when we throw them away, because we believe them deep down inside where the truth will always prevail.

Developing a belief to the point where it becomes second nature is like working out – you have to do it regularly for it to do you any good. So if you believe in the Law of Attraction, you only have to keep practicing with faith and it’ll keep returning the favor. It won’t let you down.

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About John Scriven

John Scriven is a writer, scriptwriter and author. He has many years of experience in writing and editing, corporate training, marketing, corporate communications, and video production. After a stint in the London world of advertising, John joined the European affiliate of Exxon (Esso petroleum) where he held a variety of management positions in marketing and communications. Wanting more creative freedom, John later formed his own company through which he wrote scripts, produced videos, and consulted as a training coach to some of the UK’s largest companies, including Esso Petroleum (Exxon) and The Whitbread Beer Company. In 1992, he sold his share of that company and came to live in America where he continues to provide creative writing services for all kinds of organizations as a freelance writer and editor. John has also authored a series of books that help people to become more fulfilled in their personal lives and more successful in their business endeavors. You can find our more about John’s books at: JohnScriven.com
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3 Responses to Lynn Grabhorn and the Challenge of Acting on Great Advice

  1. Ex Back says:

    This is quite a up-to-date information. I think I’ll share it on Twitter.

    Like

  2. jaky says:

    you are so right. Well, when I am struck in negativity, I just stand still and think if what I am thinking will result in. So, naturally, my mind says ‘jaky, you are right.’ and then it begins thinking like normal.

    I am so happy I came by your blog. nice.

    Like

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